Assessment only route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

The University of Gloucestershire is a successful and experienced provider of the Assessment-Only route.We have a team of specialist assessors and comprehensive documentation to support your learning.

The Assessment-Only pathway is available to unqualified teachers who have a minimum of 2 years full-time experience, taught in at least 2 schools, early years and/or further education settings. To proceed on this route, candidates must have the full support of a school that has experience of their teaching. Candidates must demonstrate sufficient breadth and variety of experience to meet all of the Teachers’ Standards without further training.

We provide pre-interview guidance, a comprehensive handbook, and online and telephone support. Experienced tutors guide candidates in compiling evidence towards QTS.

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Study style

100% assessment

Entry requirements

  • Only available to unqualified teachers with a degree. Most candidates will have a 2.2 honours degree or above
  • GCSE English, maths and science at grade 4 (C) or above, or an equivalent qualification
  • Minimum of two years full-time teaching experience (part-time teaching will be assessed on case by case basis)
  • Ability to teach learners from diverse backgrounds, across the whole ability range and in classes of 15 pupils or more
  • To have the full support of the school in which you are employed
  • Overseas-trained teachers are eligible to apply for the Assessment Only Route, as long as you have met the above criteria and have already had your qualifications checked by UK NARIC


Fees - 2020/21 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Qualified Teacher Status £2840
Non-EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Qualified Teacher Status £2840

Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.

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We have a team of very experienced assessors and comprehensive specialist materials to assist your learning.

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University staff will work closely with you and your school-based colleagues to support and advise you on an individual basis.

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There are multiple entry points each academic year, giving you some flexibility.

School of Education and Humanities

Our School of Education and Humanities will help you graduate as a well-rounded, innovative and passionate individual. You will work with experienced practitioners, engage with active researchers and be inspired by published authors.

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